AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting
Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.

Workshop 37 (ticket)
Crisis Stabilization for Youth on An Involuntary Psychiatric Hold: Danger to Self, Danger to Others, or Gravely Disabled

Suicide among adolescents is a major public health challenge in the United States. It is the third ranked cause of death for those 10-24 years of age. Teens that present as a danger to themselves or to others or are gravely disabled are commonly relegated to the Emergency Department of a hospital, which is often poorly suited for evaluating or caring for such teens. Hospitalization is largely an unproven treatment modality, although it may provide a relatively safe environment. We need a different approach if adolescents in crisis are to be stabilized and treated effectively. This Workshop presents a Best Practices model for addressing adolescents in crisis; provides an understanding of the legal and regulatory basis underlying an adolescent crisis stabilization unit; and discusses how to establish and the daily functioning of a less-than-24-hour crisis stabilization unit. The success of Willow Rock Center (Alameda County, CA) outpatient facility is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of this crisis stabilization model.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM